Owaka - 466945

General Practitioner Owaka, New Zealand view map

Start date:
5 March 2018

 • Beautiful South Island location
 • Close knit family community
 • Accommodation and vehicle


This practice is looking for a General Practitioner(s) to work four-five days a week (negotiable), may suit couple sharing.  The ideal GP will be an experienced and skilled rural GP with a warm heart and a family orientated approach. Emergency medical experience is required. If you have a zest for life and enjoy the outdoors then this is the right position for you! 


The close-knit community and its rural aspect provides a well-structured and friendly working environment. This practice is patient-centred and family focused in the heart of the Catlins.

The practice has an estimated patient roll of 1600. You will be seeing on average 25 patients per day. Appointments are scheduled at 15-minute intervals and the practice is open between 9.00am to 5.00pm, Monday to Friday. There is no on-call or after hours work to spoil the fun. 

A fully-furnished house and car are available. Relocation costs/shared costs will also be considered for the right candidate. 


Owaka is a small town in the Clutha District of South Otago, in the South Island of New Zealand.  It is the largest community in the rugged, forested Catlins area. The town's population is around 330.  Only three hours from the adventure capital of New Zealand, Queenstown, for your skiing and snowboarding; an hour away from the vibrant University and Port city of Dunedin with its quirky theatres and restaurants.  Experience a delightful work-life balance.

The Owaka region has rocky headlands, sandy bays and estuaries, waterfalls and lakes alongside forests of rimu, kamahi and silver beech. Yellow-eyed penguins nest along the coast, there's a wide variety of other penguins and bird life, and seals, sea lions and Hector's dolphins are commonly seen. 

Owaka has a range of sports facilities, including rugby, bowls, community swimming pool, netball, badminton, tennis, rifle shooting and pony club, and several cultural clubs. Close links with Balclutha further extend the range. There is a Four Square Supermarket and several cafĂ©/restaurants. There is a Playcentre and the Catlins Area School in Owaka which takes students from 5 to 18 years. Catlins Area School has recently undergone a $4.3 million redevelopment.  

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How to apply

Email us for more information - enquiries@nzlocums.com.

Alternatively, contact Melissa Sommerville, Relationship Manager for a confidential discussion on +64 4 495 5880.

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